Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


Department of Sociology


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Department of Sociology at Jacksonville University invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, position beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach a regular load of four courses per semester, including a range of courses for majors and non-majors with some sections of Introduction to Sociology. Candidates will contribute to the mission of the department, which emphasizes mentorship and exceptional instruction. The candidate will join a department recognized for its commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentorship and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in sociology at time of appointment is preferred; A.B.D. considered

  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should electronically submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. After initial review of CVs the committee may later request a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, description of teaching experience, syllabi, and a summary of student evaluations), a research agenda, a diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity into your teaching, research, and/or service) and contact information for three references.

Send materials to the search committee, subject line Sociology Search. Please submit as one attachment titled with the candidate’s last name and first initial. For specific inquiries about the position, please contact the search committee at Jacksonville University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene on a beautiful campus on the St. Johns River. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at